Planting the bombs that caused four leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipeline, about 80 meters deep in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden And Denmarkthey may have been maintenance robots. That is, those who operate within the pipeline structure during repair work. Some experts claim this according to what the Guardian. “If this theory turns out to be correct, the sophisticated nature of the attack and the power of the explosion would add weight to suspicions that the attacks were carried out by a state power. With the finger pointing at the RussiaThey argue. The report of Sweden And Denmark he tells the United Nations that the losses were caused by large quantities of explosives. Which led to the methane gas cloud and environmental disaster. While Finland makes it known that the area of the leaks is close to a chemical weapons landfill.
Some sources of intelligence cited by the weekly Spiegel they believe the pipelines were hit in four different places by explosions with 500 kilograms of TNT. The equivalent of the explosive power of a bomb. German investigators took seismic readings to calculate the strength of the explosions. Gazprom spokesperson Sergei Kupriyanov in a video link during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council instead he said that at the time of the explosion, Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 contained approx 800 million cubic meters of gas in the three lines off shore. “According to available estimates, there were about 800 million cubic meters of gas in the three pipeline lines at the time of the accident. It is the consumption of Denmark for three months, ”he said. Kupriyanov stressed that Gazprom is looking for possible solutions to resume operation of the Nord Stream system. But it is difficult establish the timing of the restoration.
Meanwhile, according toFinnish Environment Agency (Syke) the Danish Bornholm Basin, where the first leak from the pipeline was detected on Monday, is the largest chemical weapons dump in the Baltic Sea. In a note, Syke states that “the effect of gas leaks on chemical weapons is likely to be minimal, as they are buried several kilometers away but the effects are still uncertain.” The agency said it will continue to investigate the matter together with the Chemical Weapons Prohibition Treaty Institute at the University of Helsinki.
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